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It is inevitable that the new Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stain`s would end up being compared to
the famous Clinique Chubby Sticks so today i`m going to do exactly that!
This is the one thing I have an issue with, they are almost identical!
The only thing separating them is the cap colour, if you remove Revlon`s cap
and replace it with one from Clinique the resemblance is uncanny.
I get that to allow the product to perform to the best of it`s ability Revlon had to make them into chunky
sticks but surely there must have been a less obvious way to packaged said pencil,
couldn`t they have tapped into the quilted or black packaging they are known for?
Winner - Clinique as it was the original.
Okay Clinique now have 16 shades of their Chubby Sticks and the new kid on the block only has 12
but given that they are just newly launched and have time to expand where as the Chubby Sticks originally
launched with just 8 shades expanding with another 8 new shades this month.
I would say they are on equal grounds here, i`d perhaps give the lead to Revlon but we will have to see if all
12 shades do in-fact make it to the UK shores.
Winner - Tie both have this well covered.
It`s hard to truly compare the two as Clinque do not market the Chubby Sticks as lip stains
where as Revlon do and rightly so as the formula does stain the lips wonderfully so.
What I will say is that compared to Clinique the Revlon counterparts feel slightly dry and tug slightly on the lips and the balm element fades fairly quickly leaving you with a stain.
Clinique Chubby Sticks on the other hand truly feel like a lip balm and offer more moisture with
a light dose of colour that does not stain the lips.
I feel that most of us assumed that the Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stains would be firmer versions
of the now famous Lip Butters only in pencil form and that is where we are becoming disappointed
as they are not at all comparable, should they have been then I do feel they would have been on par
with the Clinique Chubby Sticks in terms of hydration and comfortability.
In terms of pigmentation both are pretty well matched obviously as the Revlon formula is a stain type
product it does benefit from a longer wear time.
Also the Revlon stains have a funny mint scent that I do like at all, Clinique is scent free.
Winner - Clinique, offers more moisture and is generally more comfortable to wear.
Value for Money
Although I do not have the exact price for the Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stains
I can say with 100% certainty that they will not be priced at £16 like the Chubby Sticks -
I would be shocked if the Revlon Just Bitten Balms/Stains retail for anything more than £7
so the Revlon version will undoubtedly be the purse friendly option.
Also Revlon tend to do special introductory prices and the stores that sell them often
have offers going on that include them in the sales such as 3 for 2`s etc.
In terms of weight the Clinique product has slightly more at 3g and the Revlon version is 2.7g
so not really all that much of a difference.
Winner - Revlon as you get roughly the same amount of product for what I will imagine to
be less than half the price of the Clinique product.
In truthfulness I prefer the Clinique Chubby Sticks as they are more hydrating
and have a better formula in general. However if you like lip stains but find them to be too messy
and drying on the lips then the Revlon products will be a godsend as they are one of if not the
most moisturising lip tint I have tested thus far and unlike liquid lip stains they apply evenly without any mess.
I do feel that the Revlon Just Bitten Lip Balm Stains will do remarkably well when they launch
and will appeal to a whole range of people and not just those on a budget.